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i i. i. america's top diplomat suggests that moderate taliban members could make up a part of the afghan government marking a start shift in u.s. policy there and the security concerns also take over your material situation here that there is no or sufficient water or health clinics human rights groups say they are still concerned for the syrian city of brac despite it being finally liberated from islamic state and the ip family feud over catalonia independence standoff that's causing division not only in spain but now in neighboring france saying.
that i welcome you with r.t. international this wednesday afternoon off top story this hour rex tillerson secret visit to afghanistan is not only signaled a significant shift in attitude towards the taliban but it's also left reporters a little puzzled because the difference here here's the official picture that was released by the afghan government following the president's meeting with the u.s. secretary of state but later the u.s. also put out a photo and you'll notice that in the afghan on the right there a large clock and a fire bell a raised the state department thinks the photo was altered to make it more attractive. i think if the afghan government had changed those photos probably to make it aesthetically more pleasing we never like doctored photos but i also
understand that perhaps they wanted to present a better image than having that bob graham but again that's that's really all i have for you on that well there was more to it than that because the meeting took place at the heavily fortified u.s. military base although it was previously claimed it was in the capital kabul former pentagon official michael maloof thinks the photo editing was done to mask the true location well i think it was done for security reasons. what was taken out was. a clock with zulu time and that indicates a military base i think what president got he was trying to show was that he held the meeting actually in his presidential palace but that was not the case it was actually at a very secure military facility and bodrum does underscore how fragile the security is a couple if not throughout all of afghanistan. well despite the security concerns rex tillerson claims there is room for the taliban in the afghan government the very same fundamentalist group that america has been fighting for the last sixteen years
. there's a place for them in the government if they're ready to come renouncing terrorism renouncing violence and being committed to a stable prosperous afghanistan. explains what might have brought a bag such a key change in america to cheat. well on an unannounced visit to kabul on monday secretary tillerson told reporters that washington things moderate factions among the taliban exist and that there is a place for them in the country's government so long as they were announced violence but this presents a bit of a dilemma as to how the us will be able to differentiate between the moderate and radical factions since it didn't work out so well in syria there has been. intermingling of some of these groups we need to separate them we need to clearly delineate who is where. can you tell us what the total number of trained fighters.
the ones that are in the fight. is is we're talking four or five. let's not kid ourselves that's a joke. we have to acknowledge this is a total failure it's just a failure. there's training to the program there's not. frankly lived up to what we had initially thought with as an education understatement but the u.s. is no doubt wary of the pattern could repeat itself in afghanistan now tillerson also stated that the fight against the taliban should still continue quote in order for them to understand that they will never win a military victory but after sixteen years of war neither side has achieved victory so that could possibly be the reason secretary tillerson is now pushing for the political option on previous occasions however when the u.s. urged the taliban to negotiate the taliban's reply was quite clear.
we call on the taliban. to enter into a peace process a legitimate process a real process. i want to reinforce to the taliban that the only path to peace and political legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement. theoretically it would be nice if they could come if the taliban would decide to want to join the
government question is will the afghan government allow it number one but number two i think the taliban have already made a decision that they're just going to wait out the united states they've been quite successful in taking over half the country now before it was far far less it's not certain that the taliban well remain and a moderate force if they see that they're winning but after visiting afghanistan the u.s. secretary of state then settle for iraq where he may have got a slightly chilly reception after these remarks a few days ago. lucia's iraq you know the fight against. this is going to be a close those solutions need to go hold it for the fighters in iraq he need to go well in response a source close to the iraqi prime minister has criticised to listens call there saying he has no right to interfere in iraq's affairs and the prime minister himself later defended the role of the iranian backed fighters as did the iraqi
foreign minister in an exclusive interview with our take. the u.s. is playing its own game by own rules and with its own followers were as iraq acts on its territory to the best of its abilities supported by its sons its political parties and movements and those people who sacrifice themselves for good of their country the militants of the popular mobilisation forces have suffered huge losses shed their blood for the sake of their homeland look at their actions during the liberation of so many iraqi cities even cities they don't live in a little. ok well next to syria and what is left of this city of racket although the u.s. backs campaign to the area from islamic state is now all but over him and rights groups are still concerned about safety there as residents still try to return home . the united nations stands ready to assess people with him in theory an assistance in the surroundings however at the moment we have no access and therefore no human
. convoys or assistance can reach. the humanitarian situation or there is no sufficient water or health clinics and it's not safe as many unexploded eminence of this war still remain so that needs to be cleaned up first before any civilian can go back isis has done a lot of harm not only to the inhabitants but also to the social fabric of this city and now it has emptied of doctors nurses teachers and all things that are badly needed by the population add to this that the u.s. the coalition has waged a year bombing campaign that have priority defeating isis over the need to protect the city's infrastructure so now the lingering questions is who will get the hospital who will rebuild it doctors maintain equipment will rebuild schools roads
and all that has been destroyed and it appears that they are a little to no plans for reconstruction and that is our major concern. meanwhile russia's defense ministry says the eyesores grip on syria has now been cut to just five percent of the territory there having controlled seventy percent of the entire country before syrian government forces have been supported by rushes their forces in their operations to clear out the terrorists and the process of restoring peace in many areas is well underway the statement does outline see that almost a thousand terrorists training camps and over five hundred munitions factories have also been destroyed but the battle to free syria is normal less come at a huge cups. american. i was more than a father to them we were friends and i always told them i supported them and i
would do anything for them. and i husband used to say that if something happens to the only thing that matters is that he died with his homeland to get young. a lot of them a lot of pride there were times when i wanted to burst into tears in my mother's arms but she told me that a man and i should be strong she says that we must all be strong but i will mr to death suddenly my first son i was never left a little bit of my family stayed with me on your side order to me that's what is called responsibility. but catalonia is push for independence is dividing families across spain but
surprisingly it's doing the same in france as well a former french prime minister who is rates in the breakaway region is concerned about the repercussions it could have for a broader europe. they need to dismember a state like spain this beginning gradually to dismember europe it is also progressive really weakening europe. box to the collapse of europe. former french prime minister well files that mincing no words when it comes to catalonia is independents he was one of the most staunch supporters of course you are of spanish unity and he was actually born into a catalan family well given his heritage some might say that val's should be on the other side of the argument well that's at least what his sister thinks she's feeling reus and let rip it to him on twitter. for god's sake for
the sake of grandfather mcgee this is not democratic and neither is article one fifty five since when has there been such a horrible thing as the suspension of freedoms uls isn't the only one he's been put into a somewhat embarrassing situation by close relatives over but catalonia to get along the president himself was also left red faced off to his cousin chose to make not very pro independence move in the wake of the referendum mr putin is moving the headquarters of her company to madrid citing political uncertainty for dear client due to the current political situation invacare would like to inform you that we will soon be changing the location of our headquarters well we all know that nobody can quite squabble like your own family and when politics gets involved as well it may lead to some rather awkward dinners it seems that somehow the vowels
and the pooch could end up. in skiing oxy. chief business. officer has been scrutinized by the media for his appearance on this channel albeit four years ago robin so has been accused of having a cozy relationship with r.t. in boosting our presence online while the new york times has been sifting through the archives and dug up the interview that we had with mr kinsell back in twenty thirty this is this was the year we became the first news channel to reach one billion views on you tube robert can still told us what he thought was behind that success but i think what users generally appreciate its authenticity that's very apparent from everything that's going on you tube so instead of having aspirational programming or agenda propaganda us people really respond to authenticity what you saw happening with arab spring for instance was authentic the audience that watches
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that tie you got trump elected by brainwashing sixty three million americans if there is propaganda i would respectfully submit it's pro r d because every time the new york times talks about you i think it's out of jealousy both your popularity now today does mark a hundred years since the russian revolution we giving you a unique chance to experience what it was really like back then we'll have the details just off the break. what do you suppose. put themselves on the line they did except that oh. so when you want to be president. i wanted. to be close to see what the fuck tree of the camp you could get. interested in the logs
it. seemed wrong. just don't all. get to shape out. and engage. the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. but again there are some changes at the top and the world's second largest economy with china unveiling its leadership team for the next five years one man though who
is not going anywhere is president xi jinping who stays at the helm. explaining to kevin iran what this could mean for the country's future. today's lineup announcement really does give us a glimpse into china's political future just not in the traditional manner not in the way expected what's happened in the past one of the six men who are on the standing committee apart from she himself usually in the past one of them has been designated as the successor to the title of party chair but this time around everything's a bit different the fact is that all six of these men were born before in one nine hundred sixty which means none of them do it in albeit unwritten rule of retirement none of them would be young enough to take over for the title in two thousand and twenty two hundred sixty eight exactly exactly so with this kind of departure from . the question obviously is there a long future for she was president maybe in some of the standing role within the
government well that's what all the speculation is saying right now and of course there is a law that says as president he can only serve two terms but when it comes to his other two titles that a party chair and the head of the military those restrictions are just sort of based on tradition and that's just the custom but it's only been two terms by it of course this time given that it's just a suggestion he could go around that and that's what it looks like is going to be happening and of course those two titles that of party chair and head of the military really are arguably more significant have more sway more power than the president and of course yesterday it's also important to know that she's name and his political ideology were actually added to the communist party's constitution and that elevates into the same exact this does huge that elevates into the same status of heavyweights like chairman mao and that really does cement his grip on power and his legacy in the country so obviously none of us has a crystal ball we can't say really exactly what's going to happen over the next
five years but it'll be very interesting to watch and see if he continues to sway from tradition how that plays out and obviously he just has no plans of fading into the background any time soon politics professor joseph and home told us that he thinks the new lineup does play well for president xi. there are no young members who by the time of twenty twenty two can still serve for another ten years in the polls so this means. to have a third term or on the song or he may decide to choose his own. in the coming two or three years or he may even choose to split the leadership positions by twenty twenty two and he may still claim one or two top positions for himself it is also all of the years with the retirement of the elder the leaders in pain now has
a very solid majority support at the political roles standing committee and the police. now let me paint the picture the russians are abdicates the provisional government seizes power in the bolsheviks rebellion on october the twenty fifth back in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine revolution in russia changed the course of the twentieth century and here at r.t. right now we're giving you the chance to follow those world changing events in real time with a twenty first century twist as. explained. we may not be able to travel back in history quite yet but what if you could combine the past with the present and relive real live events which shape the whole world we know today meet our t's prize nominated project nineteen seventeen live we looked at the revolutions and jewelry and wondered what if twitter existed a hundred years ago. so we set up dozens of real twitter accounts for the names of
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